Increased Demand for Oracle Skill Sets

A friend recently pointed me to an article related to the Top 10 skill sets for job opportunities in his area. Interestingly - nearly HALF were based around Oracle technologies.

It's great to hear that jobs continue to be available; however - the scarcity of some of these jobs (including tech-related jobs) reminds me of the difference that certification can make in your job search. Certification can be a relatively quick way to differentiate yourself, and along with other important skills (communication skills, problem-solving skills, etc.) and experience - can make the difference in either getting a job or being passed over.

As you prepare for your certification through focused study, practice, and training, you will increase your knowledge and expand your skill set; an investment in yourself that can have a very quick payback.

Oracle offers a variety of certifications in many technical areas - including many of those mentioned in the article. Visit to find out more.



Are you sure the article referred shows Oracle skill demands is increasing?

Last year 900 jobs and this year 620. While to me, it seems a drastic decrease in Oracle DBMS jobs by over 30%.

Not sure if I am missing something here

Posted by guest on August 27, 2011 at 05:44 AM PDT #

Yes, there was a decrease in DBMS job demand, but other Oracle Technologies saw an increase - such as SQL and Java.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on August 30, 2011 at 08:24 AM PDT #

Agree that demand for oracle skill sets are getting increased.

However, I don't see the information regarding launch of new certifications. Like I am interested to pursue OCP in Solaris System Administrator. But the only available certification is "Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator".

Where as Oracle has already launched Solaris 11 version last year in month of November 2010. But there is no certification available for this version.

Can you please advise?


Posted by Ashish Gupta on August 31, 2011 at 12:40 AM PDT #

Thank you for your interest in Oracle Certification. It does take some time for certifications to be developed after new products are released. First training has to be released and adopted, certification comes next. Stay tuned for announcements about Solaris 11 certifications. You should subscribe to this blog to receive up-to-date information on the Oracle Certification program.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on August 31, 2011 at 07:56 AM PDT #

i am confused for oracle certification.i mean which certification will help me in the future?i am B.E Computer.i have done MCTS now i want to go to oracle side...please guide me for this...

Posted by guest on February 06, 2012 at 06:56 AM PST #

Which certification you pursue depends largely on where your skills and interests lie. There are over 100 Oracle Certifications available. You should start by having a look at our website If you select the 'Certifications' tab at the top of the page and then 'ALL CERTIFICATIONS' you will be able to see all available certifications. Review the requirements and exam topics for the ones that you are interested in to see what direction you think you'd like to go. You should also spend some time researching the demand for certain skills/job roles in your region.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on February 08, 2012 at 05:52 AM PST #

hello, i am totally new to all of this stuff, i am an accountant by profession, but i am changing career path now. as a beginner to ll of this, which oracle certification do you advise that i start with.thanks.

Posted by Ruth on April 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM PDT #

Hi Ruth,
It just depends on what direction you wish to follow. There are so many different certifications available for different job roles, on different technologies. I suggest you start by going to this page on our website and having a look through your different certification options.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 23, 2012 at 09:46 AM PDT #

hi ,
currently i am working in pl/sql,please suggest me some oracle certification which help me in enhancing my career.

Posted by guest on May 17, 2012 at 05:45 AM PDT #

from past two years I am working on DB2 Designing the queries and Pull the data, No coding,
No i want to move next level such as DBA, so will you please guide me which Oracle certification(Version as well) will be really beneficial to me.

Appreciate your valuable help on this.


Posted by guest on May 19, 2012 at 05:59 AM PDT #

There is evidence in the IT field that any certification will help to give you more value as a job-seeker as long as your skills can support the paper certification. If you are interested in developing PL/SQL, you may wish to consider the PL/SQL certifications

@Bharat, you may want to consider starting with the 11g DBA OCA certifications

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM PDT #

I have completed my OCP certification. Now i want to move to the next level. I have couple questions for you.

1.Which is one is best out Oracle Application and Middleware.
2.I would like to know which one would fetch me a job in overseas
3.Which oracle Application is good in current market globally.

Thank You, My current work location is Chennai, India.

Posted by Dinesh on June 06, 2012 at 09:44 AM PDT #

Hi Dinesh,
There are so many Oracle Applications and Middleware certifications it is hard to tell you what the best path is for you. I also don't know what are your OCP certification was in. My suggestion to you would be to visit our website at and have a look at what certifications are available to see what you are interested in. I would also suggest that you do some research on what types of jobs are available in your region and what technologies are required. One more place you might want to start a discussion is on our Certification Forum

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on June 11, 2012 at 09:54 AM PDT #


I a working as a ORACLE DBA(OCA certified) for the past 2.5 yrs, overall experience is also 2.5 yrs. I am good knowledge in DBA activities and RAC environment. I am looking for oracle consultant and implementation based jobs, because i heard that would allow me to get overseas opportunity and good exposure in latest oracle products. I am utterly confused whether to stick on to Core DBA(currently working) or to update my skill set to Oracle Apps or Fusion Middleware products like SOA.So please suggest the path that would help me to set a good career.
Many thanks in advance.


Posted by sridhar on June 23, 2012 at 09:26 PM PDT #

Hi Sri,
This depends on so many factors - first and foremost, what is your interest in? Next, you have to do some research to see where the jobs are, keeping in mind that where the jobs are today, may not be where they are at a later date.

You may want to ask this question of the professionals on our Certification Forum They would probably have a better feel for the job market and job role longevity than I.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 10, 2012 at 09:56 AM PDT #


I am currently working a Project Manager for Finace & Accounts dept , implemnetion work flow solution to client intergrated to their repective ERP
What certification you suggest would help in future



Posted by JIGNESH BANKER on September 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM PDT #

Hi Jignesh,
This would be a good question to ask on our Certification Forum

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 25, 2012 at 02:40 PM PDT #

i have a little bit knowlege of PL/SQL and now i m looking for oracle certification but i am confused between DBA and apps so which is better ( Scope wise) , considering next 10 years. which is good certification in DBA or Oracle Apps, and one more thing , does APEX belongs to oracle Apps?

Posted by guest on January 05, 2013 at 03:34 AM PST #

This would also be a great question to ask on our Certification Forum. You can find the link in the post above. APEX is under Database.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 08, 2013 at 10:53 AM PST #


I am a graduate in IT, CCNA and .NET certified, I want to know which Oracle certification is best for me, if i want to maintain stability in Networking as well Database.
I have done little R&D and I think that Oracle Datawarehousing and CCIE in Storage Networking will be beneficial for me(Ofcos considering Networking certification as an add-on). Will my assumption pay me good in overseas for a long-run? How should I think in growing beyond after these certifications. If I am not wrong, then please guide me through the certification path for the same in Oracle.
If I am wrong then guide me through the path for good package and overseas opportunities.

Thanks and Regards.

Posted by Shadab on August 21, 2013 at 01:58 AM PDT #

Hi Shadab,
This is a good question for you to pose to your peers on the Oracle Certification Forum

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on August 23, 2013 at 02:50 PM PDT #

sir i am a btech student from electronics and communication is somewhere a total different platform for still i havr heard that after becoming dba i will be offered for jobs starting package 4 to 5 lakh.sir is this true or i must ca
rry my futther study in my own field

Posted by paras on June 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM PDT #

Hi Paras,
I can't tell you what type of salary you can expect in your region, but you could ask your peers through the Oracle Certification Forum You could also visit a salary estimation site like

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 01, 2014 at 07:26 AM PDT #

Hi Paras,
I can't tell you what type of salary you can expect in your region, but you could ask your peers through the Oracle Certification Forum You could also visit a salary estimation site like

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 01, 2014 at 07:26 AM PDT #

Hello Sir,
I am good in web development but i am not getting a job right now..everyone is demanding of this ocp certification so i want to know from u that which certification i should choose to get the job easily..I am planning to go for Oracle Certified Professional Java EE Web Component Developer exam but their are others like these certifications too Oracle Certified Professional Java EE Business Component Developer,Oracle Certified Expert Java Platform, EE Web Services Developer.. I am too confused out of these which one should i go for and also tell me about various frameworks like struts,spring.etc..are these frameworks comes under these tests should have good knowledge about these framework for OCP test or not..

Posted by guest on July 04, 2014 at 10:06 PM PDT #

If you plan to follow one of the paths you mention, you'll need to have the Java SE Programmer certification first. You could also start this discussion on the Certification Forum

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 15, 2014 at 03:13 PM PDT #

I am doing third year engineering in computer,please suggest certification related to cyber security.thank you

Posted by Manu on May 25, 2015 at 08:24 AM PDT #

Hi Manu,
You can review a list of all available certifications on our website From there, you can click on each certification to learn more about it and find out what the requirements are.

Good luck on your certification!

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on May 26, 2015 at 09:31 AM PDT #

From past 8.3 years I am working as an oracle apps finance technical consultant. now my interest would be APPS DBA, HRMS functional, Fusion middle ware. But I'm not good in JAVA. Please suggest me something which should be good for my career.


Posted by guest on May 31, 2015 at 10:29 PM PDT #

You can go to our website at to see what certifications are available. You can also discuss valid options with your peers in the Oracle Certification Community

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on June 02, 2015 at 11:10 AM PDT #

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